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Review: Birdsong at Northern Stage

My review of Birdsong at Northern Stage, published on Cuckoo Review

Northern Stage
Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th February
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Beer and Biceps Field Trip - Birdsong Brewing Company and a Competition Reset

Over the weekend, my Mother-In-Law drove down from Pittsburgh for a visit, so of course we took her some breweries around Charlotte. We wanted to check out… 1,040 more words


tweet of the month

Imagine you are a garden bird. It is hot, the sun is shining, worms have been eaten and you need a drink. Perched on the very top of your favourite tree, probably a Lawson cypress, you have been singing away the early morning and your throat is dry (perhaps you are a greenfinch whose song is a prolonged nasal “ 508 more words

Sounds of a Cornfield as the Wind Blows Through....

On my morning walk today, there was a periodic breeze….creating instrumentals from the cornfield, with some brief songbird melody, and short buzzes of a passing fly. 39 more words



A brief birding visit to my nearest public open space was fruitful this morning.  There were plenty of singing birds, leasing me to imagine they were celebrating our first cool morning in some days (it was about 60) after ANOTHER blistering hot day yesterday. 226 more words


Sweet Consolation

Is there, perhaps, sweet consolation to be had from the unforgiving irony that love incessantly seeks acknowledgement, validation, even reciprocation? For aren’t the luminous pearls of poetry nurtured deep in the despondent seas of unrequited love, within the safe shells of wounded hearts? 124 more words


Evensong came earlier today

Evensong came earlier today
Accompanied by sweet robins
Singing the sun to rest 

Mature green-leaved trees give early signs of fall
Clusters of seed pods glow yellow-green… 58 more words